CAN I GET AN AMEN?
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Look it simple as this. The majority of ufc fighters are GREATLY underpayed. The whole point of this video wasn't just how much the fighters were making but how much the ufc was making in comparison to the fighters. And seriously shame on fitch? Like you really think him making 100k+ a year is alot? Comparing to how much he spends on his camp, his gym, traveling for training and every other thing that comes with being a pro, it is not alot at all. The point is this simple - he was for like a 5 year period the #2 WW in the world and he made shit. Boring or not.
Here's the truth that most fans dont freaking understand, You want the sport to grow? You want to see better fighters? It all starts at fighter pay. Why would a guy rather go pro in football, soccer, or basketball rather than mma? Because there gonna make 100x the money they would doing mma. Unless of course they are the #1 fighters in their weight class, its not even going to be comparable. Of course their are other reasons to why people go pro in different sports but the money you make it a huge influence in where you decide to go in life. When you hear the word "professional" in sports, you assume the guy is making good money. Except if you're talking about a mma fighter (which is fair, its growing) then you'd probably doubt that they had alot of money. But the difference is when you talk about an mma fighter in the UFC. The UFC is a BILLION dollar company. BILLION!!! Put it this way, the UFC is the most valuable sports franchise in the world. It's worth more than the dallas cowboys or the new york yankees. Now look how much their players get payed.
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